Cicilline Elected to House Leadership

Nov 29, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) was elected today to serve in the House Democratic Leadership during the 116th Congress.

Cicilline was elected Chairman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), which leads efforts to develop the Caucus policy agenda and communications strategy that explains where House Democrats stand on the issues important to middle class families and what they are doing to deliver results for working people by bringing down costs, lifting wages, and rooting out political corruption.

“A few weeks ago, the American people put their trust in the Democratic Party when they gave us control of the U.S. House. Next January, the hard work begins to deliver on the promises we have made to create good-paying jobs, lower health care costs, and end the corruption in Washington. This is a critical moment in our history. The stakes are high, and I look forward to working with each and every member of our caucus to ensure we rise to this challenge,” said Cicilline. “I am honored that my colleagues have put their trust in me to help lead our caucus ahead. I look forward to the work we have to do, and to ensuring that the voices of working Rhode Islanders are heard loud and clear in Washington.”

Over the past two years, Cicilline has worked alongside Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) to develop the “For the People” agenda that helped catapult Democrats into the majority.

In his new role as DPCC Chair, Cicilline will work to grow the ranks of the Democratic caucus by communicating a strong economic message that highlights the work Democrats are doing to lower health care costs, raise family incomes, and end the Republican culture of corruption. 

In addition to his work as a member of the House Democratic Leadership, Cicilline will serve as vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and vice chair of the House Gun Violence Task Force.